The daily gossip: Golden Globes predictions, Emma Watson isn't going anywhere, and more
What's going to win the top Golden Globes?
The most chaotic awards show is about to get even stranger. The Golden Globes on Sunday will become the latest awards show to go forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting from opposite sides of the country. Pundits are generally predicting that either Nomadland or The Trial of the Chicago 7 will win Best Motion Picture — Drama; the latter would become Netflix's first winner in this category ever. Meanwhile, Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy will likely come down to either Borat Subsequent Moviefilm or Hamilton. In the television categories, The Crown may be poised to win best drama series again, while comedy series should go to either 2020 Emmys favorite Schitt's Creek or Apple's Ted Lasso. Read all of the predictions here. [Gold Derby, The Week]
Calm down, everyone, Emma Watson is not retiring
The rumors of Emma Watson's retirement have been greatly exaggerated. On Thursday, The Daily Mail claimed that the former Harry Potter actress "has gone 'dormant' according to her agent," and translated this information to mean she's "given up acting" in order to settle down with her rumored fiancé, Leo Robinton. But Watson's manager confirmed that is not the case: "Emma's social media accounts are dormant but her career isn't," Jason Weinberg of Untitled Entertainment clarified to Entertainment Weekly. Watson, though, isn't what you'd exactly call prolific, having appeared in only three movies in the past half-decade — the most recent being Little Women, in 2019. [Entertainment Weekly]
James Corden got Harry's thoughts on The Crown
On Thursday's Late Late Show, James Corden took Prince Harry on an open-air bus tour of Los Angeles (Harry: "This is subtle — where's the Range Rover?"). In addition to visiting The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air house, the non-working-royal prince was asked by Cordon how he feels about The Crown. Unlike his brother, Harry has watched the show: "They don't pretend to be news, it's fictional, but it's loosely based on the truth," he said, adding that "it gives you a rough idea about … what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that." Admitted Harry, "I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself." Watch here. [The Late Late Show, The Week]
Amelia Gray Hamlin claims she isn't 'blackfishing,' that's just her 'Italian heritage'
Amelia Gray Hamlin — the 19-year-old daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and the girlfriend of Kourtney Kardashian's 37-year-old ex Scott Disick — says she "had a lot of fun" creating the look that critics are slamming as "blackfishing." Everything started when Hamlin posted photos of herself to Instagram on Thursday, in which her skin tone is noticeably darker than other recent pics. Hamlin also wore her hair in a long, braided ponytail, and accessorized with hoop earrings and chain-link necklaces. Critics slammed the model for blackfishing, which is when non-Black people try to appear more Black by changing their physical features and clothing. But Hamlin insisted "with my Italian heritage I tan very easily" and that "I had a lot of fun creating this look with no malice intention or offense." [Too Fab, People]
Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a new Superman movie
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... a brand new Superman reboot courtesy of Ta-Nehisi Coates! The acclaimed writer is set to pen a new Superman film for Warner Bros., from producer J.J. Abrams. "To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films, and Bad Robot is an honor," Coates told Shadow and Act. "I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America's most iconic mythic hero." Further details about the new Superman reboot, including who might direct it, haven't been revealed. It's also not clear whether Henry Cavill, who played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League, could return. Either way, Abrams promised, "There is a new, powerful, and moving Superman story yet to be told." [Shadow and Act, The Week]